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American Music Award Fashion: Who Soared And Who Sank?

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Updated 11/27/2013 3:14pm
American Music Award Fashion: Who Soared And Who Sank?
Media Courtesy of Just Jared

Dani Strehle   &  Ben Patton

Content Editor   Staff Media Lead

This year’s American Music Awards were quite a spectacle. From lip-synching tabbies to robot unicorns, the theme really seemed to be “The More Ridiculous, The Better.” And that theme also apparently applied to the fashion. It was extremely hard for me to compile a best-dressed list, as there were so many ridiculous fashion moments. And while those that were good were VERY good, the same was true for the bad. This week, I’ve invited my good friend and colleague, Ben Patton, to also critique the stars I’ve chosen. I’d like to get not only a different perspective on the gowns and accessories, but a male perspective. So let’s dive right into to the fashion, and enjoy what I’m now calling: “Just because it’s designer, doesn’t mean it’s good.” Let’s go! Worst:
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Taylor Swift Dani: I think that if Taylor Swift ever showed up in anything other than a sparkly pageantesque dress I might keel over and die from shock. I’m just over it. We’ve seen Taylor in a version of this Julien Macdonald dress a hundred times already. I’m also over the hair and the bangs. It looks damaged and those bangs are oppressive. Taylor, for the next awards show, I demand that you get a makeover. Change it up, sister; you’re young! Ben: Taylor, the only thing missing here is a top hat and a whip…are you heading to the circus? Britney already did this, and frankly she did it better. I know you love gold, glitz and glamour, but seriously…this is not you at all!
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Katy Perry Dani: What? I mean…what? Let me reiterate: just because the tag says “Oscar de la Renta,” does not automatically mean it’s a winner! Katy is a presence; it’s one of her best qualities. But this dress just overtakes her. I feel like she’s being gobbled up by a bad robe that has a superiority complex. Her hair and makeup are flawless, as is that adorable little clutch that looks like a Webster’s New World pocket dictionary. But the gown with the dated pattern is a fail, in my opinion. Ben: Ok, I’m a Katy fan all the freaking way, but this even had me ducking and running for cover. This is not the red carpet Katy I’ve grown to love…
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Heidi Klum Dani: Heidi, you’re fired. No, seriously. Pack up your shit and go home. Because anybody that would dare wear this hideous Marchesa gown in public, let alone at a highly publicized and televised event, should not be allowed to judge up-and-coming designers. Clearly, you’ve had some sort of mental break, and you should seek medical attention immediately. One word: fugly. That is all. Ben: I’m a major Project Runway/Heidi Klum fan, but I was definitely not a fan of this look. If the bottom had been a solid, black fabric instead of the freaky fringes, I think it would have been a huge improvement. Instead, it was just a huge mistake. GRR!
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Jennifer Hudson Dani: Oh J-Hud. I don’t really even know what to say. You’re beautiful, talented, and usually just spot-on when it comes to dressing for your body and keeping it classy. Well, I suppose every star is allowed one red carpet mishap, and this is yours. That means we expect you to go back to your flawless self for the next event, okay? The color of this gown is stunning on Jennifer, but the cut is awkward, and it doesn’t do her any favors; at all. You’re success with weight watchers has been inspirational, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t still have problem areas; just like every other woman in the world. The difference is we don’t get photographed in unfortunate poses for the world to see our cellulite. I think you should probably fire your stylist, because they should have caught that. I expect you to be on your best behavior from now on! Ben: …I love Jennifer Hudson. And I love that she has lost weight and gotten to a place she’s happy with; I applaud her for that. However, this cellulite-baring fiasco looked like someone started peeling a tangerine and left part of the skin hanging (no pun intended) but for real…the color is amazing; but, from the hips down it’s a train wreck. This is me not approving.
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Ariana Grande Dani: Girl, you are so freaking talented and beautiful. Please, please pleeaaaasssseeee do something about your hair. Talk about oppressive, right? I mean, even if you’re not ready to cut it, maybe try out a new style? You’re not a teenage Nickelodeon star anymore. You’re a burgeoning woman who is coming into her fashion, musical, and womanly own. It’s time to own that! Right now I feel like she’s kind of on a precipice, she can’t decide if she’s a girl or a woman. The gown screams woman, the hair screams teeny bopper; her style is at war with itself. I mean, the hair has overtaken me so much that I can’t even muster the energy to comment on how I completely disagree with wearing red gowns on red carpets, and that she really needed that hem to be shorter. But I digress. Let’s get on to the good ones, shall we? Ben: I actually don’t hate this dress. I think it would have been better for her to wear this only for her performance and for her to have rocked something a little more age appropriate and sexier on the red carpet, though. What I do hate is her hair. Like…did you pin an actual horse tail to the back of your head or did someone do this on purpose? Dani’s Worst Dressed: I’m giving it to Jennifer Hudson. I’m sorry girl; me love you long time, but that leg is just too much to handle. Ben’s Worst Dressed: My worst dressed is going to have to be Jennifer as well...it's so unfortunate because usually I'm blown away by her red carpet attire. This could have been a great dress if they had sewed that flap back on. Best:
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Daisy Fuentes Dani: Daisy Fuentes is like a fine wine; she just keeps getting better with age. And what is her age, you may ask? 30, maybe 35? Guess again, PopWrappers! This bombshell is a cool 47 years old. Yes, you read that right. She’s 47! And holy shit she looks amazing. I mean, seriously, from head-to-toe, she is flawless. Makeup, hair, that Tadashi Shoji gown; I have zero critiques. Brava, Daisy! Perhaps you could give some of the up-and-coming starlettes some pointers? They could certainly use your infinite wisdom. Ben: I remember being a small boy walking through Kohl’s thinking, ‘Wow, she’s a really pretty lady.’ The same sentiment still applies. Daisy was stunning!
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Nicole Richie Dani: Nicole is always kind of hit or miss. She’s a designer, and not afraid to take risks. Sometimes, that can spell disaster. But when she gets it right, she is breathtaking. And she definitely got it right this time around. This Emilio Pucci dress looks great on her. The cut outs aren’t too revealing, and work well on her svelte frame. While I would have maybe opted for a less severe up-do, I love the gold jewelry and the dark red clutch that she paired with it to give it that pop of color. Ben: For once I actually looked at Nicole Richie and thought, “Wow, she finally looks good.” No offense to her, but basically she’s usually a fashion miss in my book, so it was refreshing to see her look so beautiful!
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Naya Rivera Dani: Holy smoking, hot, sultry steamy mama. Naya looks amazing. I mean, truly. What else can I say? She is impeccable, and I’m pretty she just made me consider switching teams. Ben: Oh em gee. Naya Rivera. I really have no words that can describe her genuine beauty; and this look was stunning, gorgeous, perfect, amazing and phenomenal. Naya, you are loved.
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Christina Aguilera Dani: Oh, Christina. This makes me happier than you could possibly imagine. She. Looks. Incredible. I love that she’s showing off that body that she worked so hard for; and that hard work paid off in spades. I truly have zero critiques. The hair, the makeup, the gown, the body; everything is superb. Christina, we are not worthy! Ben: I literally stared at this photo for a good couple of minutes…I am such a huge Christina fan and I am SO glad to see her back on the red carpet looking like the bombshell she is. This look was hot from head to toe and Xtina rocked it. Dani’s Best Dressed: This was a hard one. All of these girls looked fab, but I’m giving it to Christina. She’s come so far, and I’m so glad to see her taking the elegant road, as opposed to the trashy one. Brava, Ms. Aguilera! Ben’s Best Dressed: This was a toss up between Naya and Christina. Both women were absolutely stunning, but I'm giving it to Christina this time. The white cutout dress, the hair, the face, the BODY! She has really made a huge comeback, and I love it. Honorable Mention:
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Dani: Today’s honorable mention goes to the cute and stylish man-boys of One Direction. These boys have a style all their own, and I couldn’t possibly love it more! Ben: Yes, I’m piping in here. And only to say that “Yes, I’m a Directioner,” and, yes, honor them. WTF Moments Of The Night:
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Dani: R. Kelly and TLC win the WTF moments of the night. Because, WTF? Ben: I think he meant to attend the “Please Go Back to the Future” audition show up the street… Fashion Police Fail
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Dani: In much the same fashion that I fired Heidi Klum above, I’m also petitioning for the termination of Kelly Osborne and Guiliana Rancic from E!’s Fashion Police. These ladies have lost their credibility, as far as I’m concerned. No more “Bitch Stole My Look” for you! Ben: I wholeheartedly agree. If you’re on a show like the Fashion Police and show up to awards shows looking like second-hand heifers, you lose. If Joan Rivers doesn’t rip them a new one on the next episode, I’m gonna stomp my foot. Yeah, that’s right. Stomp. My. Foot! Now it's time to cast your votes, PopWrappers! Who do you think brought the glam, and who brought the gore? Be sure to vote in our poll below! [polldaddy poll=7599553] [polldaddy poll=7599563] http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.tumblr.com http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.wordpress.com http://www.PopWrapped.com
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